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Bible Numbers and Facts
This is a fun activity for helping kids learn some amazing facts about the Bible!
His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light
Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and ready to drop out of ministry? Wait! There's a way to avoid 'burn out"!
How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader
Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.
|Small Group Training
How to Study the W.O.R.D.
A way to help kids (and adults) get more out of their Bible reading time.
It's About Relationships
There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by the results!
No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?
While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.
|Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
Prayer Boosts and Sliders Interactive Prayer Walk
A Prayer Walk Based on the Classic Game of Chutes and Ladders
Summer Bible Reading Challenge
A challenge to help kids read Matthew and John over the summer with parents involved.
The LOVE Patrol
What is the most important volunteer role in your Children’s Church service?
What Matters Now: Relationships
Karl Bastian, the Kidologist, made this contribution to the book What Matters Now in Children's Ministry.
Who is Edward Kimball?
Edward Kimball dedicated his life to the spiritual guidance of young souls. Little did he know that one of his seemingly unpromising students would later become one of the greatest evangelists in history.
Are you discipling your OWN kids?
Discipling our children is not optional. If you have kids (or grandkids) you are discipling them. You might be discipling them for good or bad, but you are discipling them one way or another.
10 Questions to Get to Know Your Kids Better
It’s so easy to get caught up in all the details of pulling off a weekend service and totally miss out on the opportunity to get to know the children in your ministry.
10 Things You Should Never Do to Lead a Child in Salvation
A humerous look at what NOT to do to lead a child to Christ
100 Questions for Kids - Easy Conversation Starters in English
Do you have trouble engaging with kids? Try these 100 questions to get you started.
15 Prayers for Kids in School
Let’s commit to intentionally praying for our kids this school year.
|Prayer, Back to School
29 Ways to Do Ministry When Church is Cancelled
You don't have to be in a church to do ministry.
4 Tips For Helping Kids Serve in Kid's Church... Adults too.
Kid’s can be the church of today, if we let them… and help them.
5 Steps to Build Relationships
Relationships matter. Even though ministry has its ups and downs, ultimately relationships continue holding everything together. Here are some tips to help evaluate and refine your relational existence.
5 Ways That Kids Can Serve in Kid's Church
Kids are not the church of the future. They can be the church of today!
|Service, Volunteers, Discipleship
7 Reasons to Have Teenagers in Your Ministry
Here are 7 things you can do to encourage the Youth Workers in your Kid Min.
|Teens in Ministry
A Few Things About Gratitude
What are you grateful for today?
A Narnia Discipleship Book for Children
This Narnia Discipleship Book for Children is intended to help young children as they start their faith and learn how to grow in it! This devotional book is a great resource for helping your kids begin their new walk in Christ.
|Children's Ministry, Discipleship Book
Are We Seeing Clearly in 2020?
How well is your ministry discipling kids?
Are you a Preacher Who Pastors or a Pastor who Preaches?
Do you preach or do you pastor?
|Pastoring vs. Preaching
As a pastor, you need to seek God's heart, and then tailor things to fit your ministry.
Bible Object Lessons about Sin
Here are a four great object lessons that explain sin to kids.
Can kids understand the mission of Christ?
The only way that church kids can catch a burden for the lost is by the Holy Spirit
|Mission of Christ
Child Discipleship: Kids Need An Internal Biblical Roadmap
Be intentional in guiding your children to develop an internal Biblical Roadmap.
Creatively Reaching Kids, with Spinners!
Use the latest craze to connect with kids!
Disciplers and Specialists
The Acts 6 Model makes it possible for a local Family of God to provide a ministry to children that meets each child’s individual needs.
|Discipleship, Church Leadership
Discipleship Roller Coaster
Discipleship is messy and gritty and sloppy, and that’s the beauty. And some weeks that can also be the tough part of it.
Does your church disciple single dads?
How does your church disciple the single dads in your community?
Don't Be Batman!
Stay intentional in your connection with others.
|Leadership, Involvement, Discipleship
Explaining the Trinity to Kids
How do you explain the Trinity to your kids?
Family Activities in the Time of Social Distancing
Here are a few things to remember and a few ideas to try during these next few weeks of home isolation.
Get Ready! The Harvest is Great! - Object Lesson
Use this object lesson to share a message with children about sharing the Gospel with others. This sermon is based on Matthew 9:35-10:11 where Jesus talks about the plentiful harvest ready for those who are sharing Good News.
|Harvest, Evangelism, Discipleship
Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin
Why and how can playtime be the most important part of your Sunday morning?
|Fun and Games
How Do You Encourage Preteens to Grow and Develop
Ever thought of where to start when it comes to getting your preteens to develop and own their faith? It all starts with encouraging them. Check out what FourFiveSix has to say about this very topic.
How I Teach Kids About The Holy Spirit
It’s critical that we not just talk about the Holy Spirit, but that we teach kids how to actually hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
|How Important Is It... That We Teach the Gospel to Kids?
How Kids Walk Away
How do we keep kids from walking away from their faith?
How to Deal with Difficult Kids
Parents need you to partner with them in discipling their kids.
How to Help Kids Make Friends at Church
Share with kids these 5 basic tips on how to wisely choose their friends.
Is it True?
We have a generation that is ruled by their emotional response to any given situation, yet they have failed to stop and ask, “Is this true?”
Is The Church In Crisis?
How are you meeting the challenge of church closings?
Leading Children to Christ
The time to lead a child to Christ is now.
Leading Children to Know and Follow Jesus
What are the best ways to share your faith with children?
Mom, I'm Bored...
When your kids say they're bored, maybe you should let them be.
My Top Five Parenting Failures
Every parent makes mistakes. Every parent feels like a failure at times. Here are some helpful tips to improve the way you communicate with and raise your kids.